2 Samuel 12:21-23 NIV

21 His servants asked him, "Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept,1 but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!"

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22 He answered, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, 'Who knows?2 The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.'3

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23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him,4 but he will not return to me."5

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